Blue Jays slugger Encarnacion to have MRI on injured quad

Edwin Encarnacion is helped off the field after injuring his quad Saturday.

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Edwin Encarnacion drove in a run in the first inning for the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday and then had to leave the game with right quad soreness.

Encarnacion was hurt beating out a possible double play ball, allowing Jose Reyes to score and putting the Blue Jays ahead. Encarnacion stepped on the first base bag, limped for a few steps and then tumbled to the ground.

"I wouldn’t guess it’d be a quick thing," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He’ll get an MRI tomorrow or the next day and we’ll have a little better idea. He said he felt something pop in his quad. That’s all I know right now."

Encarnacion is tied for the major-league lead with 70 RBI and is second with 26 homers.